Space & Earth

Milky Way
Milky Way Set For Collision With Nearby Galaxy
Jun 01, 2012 12:32 PM E
The Milky Way will collide with the nearby Andromeda galaxy in 4 billion years, researchers said
SpaceX
SpaceX Capsule Splashes Down After Successful Mission
May 31, 2012 12:44 PM E
SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, putting an end to the first commercial space mission
Supervolcano
Deadly Supervolcanoes Form Super Quick
May 31, 2012 12:11 PM E
Supervolcanoes can form and erupt much quicker than previously thought, according to a new study.
Asteroid
Two Asteroids Pass Close, Narrowly Miss, Earth
May 30, 2012 09:36 AM E
Two asteroids passed extremely close to Earth over the past two days, NASA said.
Transit of Venus
Transit Of Venus: When, What Is It And How To Safely Watch Extremely Rare Event
May 24, 2012 11:04 AM E
Skywatchers looking up on June 5, 2012 will witness an extremely celestial phenomenon called the "Transit of Venus."
SpaceX Launch Fails
SpaceX To Attempt ISS Launch On Tuesday
May 21, 2012 09:56 AM E
After its launch was aborted at the last minute on Saturday, SpaceX is aiming for a Tuesday launch of its Falcon 9 rocket.
Solar Eclipse
Where And When To See The May 20 Annular Solar Eclipse
May 18, 2012 11:25 AM E
The West Coast of the United States is in for a treat on Sunday. The moon will pass in front of the sun causing an annular solar eclipse, a rare event in which the sun is blocked almost entirely by the moon, leaving only a thin "ring of fire" in the sky.
Jupiter
Jupiter 'Juice' Probe Launch Set for 2022, Says European Space Agency
May 04, 2012 08:24 AM E
The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed plans that it will be sending a probe to Jupiter and its moons in a multibillion euro project.
Icy Alpine caves setting for Mars mission tests
Icy Alpine Caves Setting For Mars Mission Tests
May 02, 2012 09:32 AM E
(Reuters) - Scientists were out of this world on Tuesday about tests in icy Alpine caves of the technology needed for a mission to Mars one day.
Space
Space shuttle Enterprise Lands in New York Atop Jet
Apr 27, 2012 13:20 PM E
The space shuttle Enterprise flew to New York from Washington on Friday piggybacked atop a Boeing 747, making a dramatic flight along the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty to the delight of observers.
Phoebe
NASA's Cassini Finds Saturn's Moon Phoebe Has Planet-Like Qualities
Apr 27, 2012 12:58 PM E
Data from NASA's Cassini mission reveal Saturn's moon Phoebe has more planet-like qualities than previously thought.
Earth
Finding a New Earth: Holy Grail of Astronomy
Apr 27, 2012 10:52 AM E
Determining the habitability of rocky, Earth-like planets in the universe will be crucial for us as a species, according to scientists from The Australian National University.
Munoz
‘Ridiculously’ Dim Bevy of Stars Found Beyond Milky Way
Apr 27, 2012 09:12 AM E
A team of American, Canadian and Chilean astronomers have stumbled onto a remarkably faint cluster of stars orbiting the Milky Way that puts out as much light as only 120 modest Sun-like stars.
NASA
Expectation of Extraterrestrial Life Built More on Optimism than Evidence, Study Finds
Apr 27, 2012 08:38 AM E
Recent discoveries of planets similar to Earth in size and proximity to the planets' respective suns have sparked scientific and public excitement about the possibility of also finding Earth-like life on those worlds.
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